Fiction Reviews for ages 12 and up

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Novels written for children, young people, and the young at heart can truly can take us to the most extraordinary places. Historical fiction takes us back in time whereas fantasy takes us to places that have never even been, Some of the titles reviewed below will be attractive to adult as well as children. For more fiction for older readers please go to the Series, Features, and Bookish Calendar sections of the journal.

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Airman

Airman

Eoin Colfer
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Disney-Hyperion, 2009   ISBN: 978-1423107514
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Anastasia's Secret

Anastasia's Secret

Susan Dunlap
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Bloomsbury Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1599904207
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Double Helix

Double Helix

Nancy Werlin
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0142403273
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Kingdom by the Sea

Kingdom by the Sea

Robert Westall
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins Children's Books (UK), 2009   ISBN: 978-0007301416
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Orleans

Orleans

Sheeri L. Smith
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Penguin, 2013   ISBN: 978-0399252945
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Pandemic

Pandemic

Yvonne Ventresca
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Sky Pony Press, 2014   ISBN: 978-1628736090
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Spliced

Spliced

Jon McGoran
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Holiday House, 2017   ISBN: 978-0823438556
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The Dead Gentleman

The Dead Gentleman

Matthew Cody
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375855962
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The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Girl with the Red Balloon

Katherine Locke
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Albert Whitman and Company, 2017   ISBN: 978-0807529331
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The Glass Swallow

The Glass Swallow

Julia Golding
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Skyscape, 2011   ISBN: 978-0761459798
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